Camp Polk, Louisiana
Dec. 9, 1943
Thurs. 11:20 A.M.
(inside envelope flap)
I Miss You
X O X All My Love
Write Soon Eye amo te X O X
My Darling Mark –
I thought I’d start this letter now – I don’t think I’ll have time tonight.
We didn’t do much this morning. Seen a training film on Russia & cleaned the coronoline off some new Tommy guns.
It’s been raining off & on this morning & now its sultry & hot. I guess we’ll be out in the rain tonite.
I don’t mind anything anymore tho – I always got you to think of & I can take anything & usually do. I guess you’re feeding your face about this time – huh honey?
Its about time for chow for me so I’ll stop awhile. I’ll finish this after chow honey!
I fell asleep at noon honey & didn’t get to finish this letter.
We go out at 7:00 tonite on a dismounted compass problem. Its been raining this afternoon & I suppose we’ll get caught tonite in the rain.
I’ll be thinking of you honey – so it won’t matter.
We haven’t mail call tonite yet – so I’ll wait & see if I have a letter from you before I finish this.
I miss you so much honey & I always look forward to your letter. I just live from letter to letter! !
Well honey we just had mail call & I got a very nice card from you. That’s the same way I feel about you honey. I hope someday we can be together again! I got a letter from a buddy in my old outfit today. They seem to be having it pretty rugged on maneuvers – but I’d still like to be with them.
Ralph is in Tampa, Fla. now. My brother you know – I don’t know where Frank is now.
Well honey I’d better end this now & get ready for chow, & after chow I have to get ready for tonite’s problem. We’re coming back about midnite – if half of us don’t get lost.
Honey – I miss you & love you more every day!
As I said I’d better close & mail this while I have a chance.
Write soon sweetheart! I’ll never miss writing every day unless it’s wholely impossible.
Bye now – darling! X X X X
X O X All My Love Johnny X O X
X O X O X yo te amo X O X